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- Print Length: 341 pages
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- Publisher: Raven House (December 16, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 16, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HDT6BX6
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- Lending: Enabled
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Dearest Mother of Mine (Overworld Chronicles Book 6) Kindle Edition
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The "improvement" -- the past episode, book 5, had Justin dying, with his only hope being to release & learn his own "magic". So, of course, he's sent to what amounts to "grammar school" to learn with the extremely young rather than a mentor which could move him forward much more quickly -- a situation balanced between the ridiculous, and the absurd.
This episode is more realistic and complete, with a reasonably good ending, and a story which (somewhat) moves the overall plot along. I'll agree with other reviewers that mention that the plot & Justin's growth seems all too slow, and that the author appears to be "milking" his audience.
Justin remains a "whiny drama queen", and girlfriend Elyssa catches "the disease" at times, though there is some improvement. Justin also remains a self-centered adolescent, with his primary intent to return his family to how things "use to be" (though this time including his sister & girlfriend). The Audience is looking for Justin to grow, to broaden his perspective, and to realize that a person "can never go home again" -- both home, and the person, has changed.
The author also shows Justin with a great deal of anger towards his mother and father. A part of this feeling may be his self-centered adolescence -- while Justin was being raised, any attempts in informing him of his heritage would have caused more damage. He was short & chunky, intent on his fantasy world with foam swords, etc. When events forced his family to break up, he wasn't ready to hear anything -- just ready to be angry at everyone causing his "world" to break apart.
Part of Justin's future growth should be a realization and acceptance -- this book shows at least partial recognition (with his mother), and hints at reconciliation with his father...
Another somewhat interesting "revelation" is of Justin as a "born leader". Certainly Hitler had his charisma, and I suppose we might call the first lemming to break for the sea a "leader" -- neither are leadership abilities, and Justin really hasn't shown any "leadership", beyond his first attempts at realization of responsibility during a ley worm incident later in this book.
Along with leadership is a constant reference to Justin's "conscience", not wanting to be responsible for killing anyone, even his worst enemy. I did note that his "conscience" didn't extend to "noms" that might have been injured, etc in his "mother recovery" incident...
All-in-all, an improvement. Unfortunately, with the proverbial "forest" growing with the new & larger players, we still find Justin & friends "clawing at the same trees". It's about time that they begin recognizing "the trees for the forest"...
For $4 a book it's a steal for great entertainment.
I hope there's many more books in this series there's so much left unanswered so much to be desired the characters are enjoyable the geekyness is consistent.
Warning if u are a bully reading this u won't like this book. If u have ever been bullied u will love this series.
It's wonderful to find an entertaining story that doesn't take itself too seriously with a twist of humour like this one.
Equally difficult in this day and age is to find a story that doesn't contain enough grammatical errors to make the OCD side of me want to tear my hair out!
There's no graphic scenes, but I wouldn't let my 11 year old read this just yet. This would be a great series for young adult and adult readers.
Fans of Rick Gualtieri will likely enjoy this series!